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balead

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Re: Favourite places for free range naturism
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2015, 04:08:46 PM »
I'm sorry the area has been spoilt nudewalker. One of my places, a small area of scrubland is invaded every winter by conservationists who think it's a good idea to clear bushes. This has made it less private than before, but in summer when the vegetation is at it's maximum, it's still fairly private - as long as there are no sheep there such as this summer. The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the wild flowers, so I don't understand why they ever have sheep there in the summer, because guess what - the sheep tend to eat flowers!
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« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2015, 06:31:23 PM »
My favourite places are anywhere in the countryside, easily accessible by bike, where I can sunbathe naked in relative privacy and be able to walk around (preferably barefoot) from there. Having a "base" means that I don't need to carry anything on my walks except perhaps cover up, but not always that - it depends on how confident I feel.

A sunbathing session followed by a walk of up to an hour, followed by a sunbathing session... I can do that all day and not get bored.

I know two such places, both only about a mile from home on the edge of a large town. I don't need any more than that. I don't get bored of the same places because the weather conditions are always different (we rarely get two days alike in the UK) - temperature, humidity, wind speed, make every naked experience at least subtly different.

Does anybody else practice what I will call "base" free range naturism, where they leave and return to the base multiple times throughout the day?
My home is a base to the surrounding desert mountains. I have a property that I must be stealth in until I build a fence. Off property, there is winding nature walk to a large quiet rock. It is about ten/fifteen minutes (haven't worn a watch there yet) and however much baking I want to do. I usually only go there once in a day, however. Also, from home, I can hike for miles nude after leaving the neighborhood.

When we backpack, we will go to a more remote and free base camp and then fan out from there. When we car camp, we hike from that base, or drive to a trailhead, or exploration and the 4x4 becomes the secondary base.
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Re: Favourite places for free range naturism
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2016, 04:09:51 PM »
As a newbie on this site, I thought this could be a good thread to make my first "proper" post.  Here goes:

My favourite places for free range naturism for the past few years have been in the hills of southern Spain and also on Spain's volcanic Canary Isles in the Atlantic Ocean off North West Africa. 

It helps that, at least on paper, it is not against Spanish law to be naked in public - also my wife speaks some spanish which could come in handy. This makes it easier to relax and enjoy the experience without needing to be unduly concerned about meeting others on the trail.

Mainland Spain is a spring / summer / autumn (fall) destination for British naturists - just a bit too cold in the winter.  As usual, most stay on the south / east coasts where there are numerous naturist resorts.  But most visitors stay close to the beach and never discover the hills a few miles inland.  Up at about 600m (1000ft) altitude the temperature is just right for nude hiking - low to mid 20's C  (70's F), whereas the coast can become uncomfortably hot - into the 30's C (90's F).

At low altitudes, shade can be hard to come by, with low spiky vegetation (maquis / sage brush), prickly pears and aloes - where these have not been replaced by acres of apartment buildings or golf courses.  Higher up, this gives way to widely spaced Pines, which whistle gently in any kind of breeze and offer a some welcome shade.  Low levels of undergrowth make for easy walking and visibility is good enough to see people approaching in time to assess whether to cover up or not.  Gaining a ridge, you are rewarded with views of higher rockier peaks, villages of white houses with tiled roofs, valleys sometimes flooded for water catchment.  Best of all are the "Natural Parks" - Paraje Natural - where it is possible to walk for miles withoout passing a building and people are heavily outnumbered by free-ranging bell-ringing goats.

Spring is the best time of year for finding flowing streams and maybe a pool for skinny-dipping - and plenty of wild flowers and butterflies by the trail.

Moving a few hundred miles further South to the Canary Isles - these are a year round destination where day length and temperature are pretty constant.  At sea level its a steady 25C (77F) give or take a degree or two.  For free range hiking my favourite island is Tenerife. 

The volcanic peak, Teide, at 3700m (over 12000ft), is sometimes snowcapped.  The huge crater around it is a world heritage site - its multicoloured seas of solidified lava are not to be missed!  This has an altitude averaging 2200m (7200ft) so feels distinctly chilly despite the intense sunlight.  Unfortunately it is always thronging with visitors and this together with its aggressive climate probably rule it out for naturism!

The hardy can hike (nude) up the outside of the crater from the Vilaflor road to the rim (2400m - almost 8000ft).  The wind can be chilly at times, but the sun is strong - you are usually above any coastal cloud at this level.  Your efforts will be rewarded with a stunning view across the crater to the peak 5 miles away!!!  Awesome.

The South West facing slopes of the volcano between 900 and 1200m (3000 to 4000ft) are the best place for free range naturism. They are sparsely clad in Pine and segmented by some quite dramatic volcanic barrancos (canyons).  This zone of the island is known as the Corona Forestal.  Some well marked but little-used trails criss-cross this wild hillside, with views opening up across the ocean to the nearby island of La Gomera (which often sports a cloudy Tam o'Shanter over its laurel-forested summit) to the West. 

The SW coast is where the resorts are, so after a good morning hike it is easy to call at one of the nudist beaches (La Tejita near the airport or La Caletta near Adeje) on your nude drive back to your hotel / apartment.

If anyone else shares my enthusiasm for nude hiking in Spain / Canaries, give me a shout!  Would be great to exchange notes.

I'll try to post a couple of trip reports at some stage.  It has been very interesting reading some of the reports you guys have already posted - especially the ones from stateside.

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Re: Favourite places for free range naturism
« Reply #33 on: August 05, 2019, 11:36:57 PM »
I like working at projects around the house, other's homes helping out, indoors and out. Out gets me sunshine and suntan, and better exercise, and dirt and soil, and wood, and fire, and water.
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Re: Favourite places for free range naturism
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2019, 04:06:03 PM »

Johnsun
You seem to have found some idyllic haunts to be naked.
Having had a fair few holidays in Spain, (several of them in the same place, less than 1Km from a naturist park of which I was completely unaware!), in Andalucia mainly, I am aware of the terrain you describe so vividly.  At the time I was encumbered by young family and elderly parents and so the opportunity to go off and explore the hills was never there although we did go on car drives and organised trips into the mountains and the pines that you describe.  So I envy your opportunity and intrepidity to get well off the beaten track. 
One question which presents itself - how do you protect yourself from the sun?  When cooler at higher altitudes, I guess the UV levels must be huge and possibly the sun's heat deceptive due to the cooler atmosphere. What precautions do you take if any and are you, as a result, nut brown all over?


Yes!  Please do contribute further trip reports, as you said you might.  We love hearing about our respective adventures! :)
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Re: Favourite places for free range naturism
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2019, 10:38:42 PM »
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One question which presents itself - how do you protect yourself from the sun?
When I was at OLT, at approx. 9000 ft. elev., I walked for 3-1/2 hrs. without any UV protection at all. Slight burn but no adverse affects. A lot of this is genetic. I havenít used any kind of lotion since I was in college and had bought into the whole suntan philosophy and thought a tan was a big deal. Things change. Tempus Fugit!

I donít use lotions or sunscreens. Too many toxins.

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Re: Favourite places for free range naturism
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2019, 08:15:36 PM »
Out on a boat.
The sea and air in all my hairs. Climbing around as boats require unencumbered. The freedom and lack of others nearby. Finding remote private places to land, like beaches. The sense of autonomy and making my own rules.

Negatives. are sitting down on hot sun-soaked vinyl forgetting a towel, or a piece of chrome.

Ah, getting off and into a dip in clear waters. Fishing and not getting scale on crusty clothes.
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